How to Use Your Android and iOS Device as a Webcam

You must be wondering how a person can use their Android and iOS device as a webcam. After all, webcams are connected to computers allowing the users to stream any image or video. And the webcams are usually connected to the computers via USB.

Finding a good webcam in the present time has become quite difficult as people don’t use it anymore. All the features of a webcam have now shifted directly on your phones. So, why not use your phone as a webcam as well? There, undoubtedly, are a lot of apps that you can use to convert your mobile or tablet into a webcam, but here we are going to talk about some other solid options.

The following are the methods, tips, and tricks on how you can convert your Android and iOS devices into a webcam.

Use your iPhone or iPad as a webcam

According to our research, we have found DroidCam as one of the best applications to use on your iPhone or iPad to convert them into a webcam. You can download this app from the app store and setting it up is very easy. It also works flawlessly. The installation process for DroidCam on your iOS device and computer is given below.

If you are using iOS 10.3 or higher software, then you can download EpocCam, and the best part is that you wouldn’t need any cables to get it to work. Download and install the EpocCam app from the app store. This app is available on both Windows 10 and Mac OS, unlike DroidCam, which is available to only Windows 10 and Linux users.

Follow these steps to set up EpocCam:

  1. To download the app for your computer, you can head directly to their developer’s site, i.e.,
  2. After completing the installation process on your desktop, make sure that your iOS device and computers are running on the same Wi-Fi connection.
  3. Open the mobile application and launch any video conferencing app that you prefer. Then in the camera Settings, select EpocCam as your default camera. After tweaking the settings, you will get a notification on your computer screen confirming that the mobile camera is now connected with her computer via Wi-Fi or LAN.

Use Android Devices as Webcam

Just like iOS, you have to download the DroidCam app for Android as well. Droidcam has provided the best set-up, reliability, security, and smart solutions in one place. Make sure that your mobile is running on Android 5.2 lollipop for any other higher & latest Android software. Android users can connect the webcam to Windows 10 and Linux only. On your Windows download the DroidCam Client 6.2 to prevent any interruption. The installation and connection procedures will be mentioned below at the end of this topic.

Following are the common installation steps for DroidCam that you can use for both Android and iOS device:

  1. After installing the app on mobile, install it on your computer to allow it to install auto drivers and uncheck the box for ‘Always Trust Software from DEV47APPS’.
  2. Once the installation process is complete, and the app starts running on your device, find the option to help you connect your device wirelessly with your computer or via USB if required. We would recommend you to use a Wi-Fi connection as it will make the procedures more comfortable.
  3. Under the ‘Connect Over Wi-Fi’ option, you have to enter your device’s IP address.
  4. Now open the DroidCam app on your mobile or tablet. Enter the IP address appearing on your mobile screen to your computer screen. Make sure that you have marked the boxes for audio and video.
  5. On the DroidCam app on your mobile, tap on the vertical dots to open Settings. In the camera section, choose either front-facing or rear camera. Then click on the start button on the desktop app.
  6. Open any of your preferred video conferencing apps and switch the default camera to ‘DroidCam Source 2 or 3.’ your set-up will be completed.


Hidden Modes that You Can Use in Your Windows PC

Windows computers include a lot of extra modes that users don’t know about. These modes enable you to be extra productive and ensure better work functionality. To use any of the hidden modes, you have to make sure that you have signed in on your Windows PC as an administrator. We have cracked all the hidden modes that give access to all the panels from one folder, and they include many other features. So, to help you make the best use out of these modes, we have listed all of them below.

God Mode

The most useful hidden mode is the God Mode that is also known as Window’s Master Control Panel. It enables you to have access to all the essential panels using just one folder. This mode was created as a part of shortcuts, and it’s very easy to use. Setting God Mode is easy, and you can follow these steps to get started:

  1. After opening your computer, give a right-click on your desktop screen and create a new folder.
  2. Name this folder as “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”
  3. Press the enter key to save this name, and the folder will automatically convert into a control panel icon.
  4. You will find all your commands at one place in this folder.

Safe Mode

This mode is a troubleshooting feature that will automatically disable any unnecessary driver and program that occurs in the startup process. You can solve any error in the system from the root of it without interference from any application. You can use this mode for an advanced startup, system configuration, and tapping.

For Advanced Startup

  1. In the search bar, type ‘advanced start-up’ and select the Best Match.
  2. Click on Restart Now under the Advanced Start-Up section.
  3. In the recovery mode, select Troubleshoot.
  4. Click on Advanced Options. Then click on Start-up Settings and opt for Restart.
  5. Once the reboot process is initiated, choose any required option.

For system configuration

  1. Type ‘msconfig’ on the search menu bar and choose Best Match.
  2. Tap on the Boot tab and check the Boot Options.
  3. Check mark the Safe Boot option and Minimal written under it. The system will be forced into Safe Mode. Then restart your computer.

For Tapping

  1. Give a right-click on the start menu and select  Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. In the User Account Control Dialogue, click on Yes option.
  3. Enter “bcdedit/set{default}bootmenupolicy legacy” command. Your task will be completed.

Dark Mode

Want to save your eyes from a bright screen? Use this default mode to turn every element, option, and page into eye-pleasing darkness. Follow these steps to initiate the changes:

  1. Open Settings and go to Personalization.
  2. Select Colour, and a set of options will open up under the Choose Your Colour tab.
  3. Choose Dark or Custom to use any different customized mode.

Battery Saver Mode

Laptops users will certainly need this mode to prevent battery drainage. This mode will disable any task that consumes a lot of battery, including the decrease in the brightness level. To initiate this mode, you have to go to your device’s Settings app. Then click on Systems and go to Battery Saver. Switch on the toggle under the Battery Saver section. If the battery saver is off, your computer will automatically switch the mode on when the battery level drops to 20% or low.

Compatibility Mode

If you’re using any older version of Windows, this mode will help you achieve backward compatibility for your system. To initiate this mode,

  1. Give a right-click on the program’s file and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Compatibility tab and customize your options. You’ll be set to use your device.

Focus Assist Mode

If you don’t want to be distracted by the notifications, you can use this mode to suppress them. Use these steps to configure is:

  1. Go to Settings and click on System.
  2. Select Focus Assist.
  3. Choose either is the options from: Off, Priority Only, and Alarms only.
  4. To tweak the settings, click on Customize your Priority List.

Flight/ Aeroplane Mode

This mode is similar to what you have on your smartphone. You can use this mode to turn off all types of wireless networks. It can also help you save a lot of battery consumption on your device while you work offline. Enable this mode by going to the Settings.

Then choose Network & Internet and click on the Airplane Mode. Another shortcut to all these steps would be to click on the icon given in the bottom right corner of the taskbar or just press the Win+A key together.

S Mode

Use this mode to prevent the browser from downloading unnecessary apps. After initiating this mode, you’ll be able to download apps from Microsoft Store only. A lot of Windows 10 devices come with the S Mode automatically turned on. In case you want to switch off this mode, you’ll have to follow these steps to enable it:

  1. Go to Settings and click on Update & Security.
  2. Then select Activation.
  3. Under the Switch To Windows 10 Home/Pro section, click on Go to the Store.
  4. A new page labeled as Switch Out of S Mode will open up. Here, click on Get and confirm to exit out of S Mode.

Tablet Mode

If you’re using Windows 10 on your tablet or touch screen laptop, you can use this mode to make your interfacing experience better. Make these changes in the settings to use this mode:

  1. On the Settings page, go to System.
  2. Select Tablet Mode. Customize the options as per your preferences.

Game Mode

To improve your system’s performance for gaming, you can use this mode. This will provide you stability in your gaming experience. You’ll have to tweak sine options from the Settings page.

  1. Choose Gaming from the Settings page
  2. Switch on the toggle for Game Mode. Windows will automatically optimize itself for gaming purposes.

Use these modes to make the best use of your Windows 10 computer or laptop. These modes can simplify your work and will improvise the battery life of your device. Using these modes simultaneously can last your device longer than expected.


How to Delete All the Commands from your Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants have proven to be of great help in various situations. They are getting smarter each passing year due to technical advancement. These digitally intelligent assistants can be found in chatbots, in your mobile, smart home devices, speakers, and at other various places. They help in making calculations, fetching all the news updates, controlling your smart home devices, finding locations, places to eat, and more. But one downside to this digital assistant is that they are not secure and pass your private pieces of information to companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc. But thankfully, you can delete everything that you had ever said in front of your smart home speakers or any other digital assistant.

Follow these steps to delete your history:

From Amazon Alexa

You will require the Amazon webpage or Alexa app, to begin with the procedures to delete your data from Alexa. Follow the steps given below:

  1. Head to the Alexa Privacy Settings page on the Amazon app or website.
  2. Find the Manage Your Alexa Data option, and click on the arrow button given.
  3. From the Manage your Voice Recordings, click on the ‘Here’ word.
  4. Select all the data that you want to delete from Data Range.
  5. Click on Delete All Recordings For.

Follow these steps to use the Amazon Alexa app to delete recordings:

  1. On the Amazon Alexa app, go to the Settings menu, and hit the Settings option.
  2. Click on Alexa Privacy and select the Review Voice History option.
  3. Switch on the toggle for Enable Deletion By Voice.
  4. Command your assistant by saying, “Alexa, delete my voice history.”

From Google Assistant:

  1. Open Google browser and click on Google activity.
  2. Click on the option Delete Activity By.
  3. You can customize your history deletion process by sorting out the options like Last Hour, Last Day, All Time, or Custom Range.
  4. Locate the box that is labeled as Assistant and then click on the Delete option.

From Apple’s Siri

You will require your Apple device such as iOS, MacOS, Apple watch, and HomePod if you want to delete all your voice history. Here are the steps to delete your voice history from Siri using any of the following Apple devices.

  • Using iOS
  • Go to Settings and locate Siri & Search.
  • Go to Siri and Dictation History.
  • Click on Delete Siri & Dictation History.
  • Using Mac OS
  • Open system preferences on your Mac.
  • Go to Siri and click on the Delete Siri & Dictation History.
  • Using Apple Watch
  • Go to settings and locate Siri.
  • Click on Siri and select Siri & Dictation History.
  • Click on Delete Siri & Dictation History.
  • Using Apple TV
  • Go to Settings and tap on General.
  • Click on Siri History and select Delete Siri & Dictation History.
  • Using HomePod
  • On the Home app, head towards HomePod Settings.
  • Tap on Siri History and select Delete Siri History.

From Samsung’s Bixby

It might not be a widely known digital assistant, but all the Samsung users are most likely to use Bixby digital assistant more to control your smartphone with voice commands. Here is how you can delete your voice history from the Bixby voice assistant.

  1. Open the Bixby Voice part of Samsung’s voice assistant.
  2. Click on the three-lined menu button and select the device for which you want to delete the voice history.
  3. Tap on Conversation History and then tap on the Menu button that looks like three dots on the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Click on Clear All to delete the history all at once.
  5. If you want to delete only some parts of your voice history, then tap on Delete and select the entry that you want to remove.

From Microsoft Cortana

Although very few people use Microsoft’s Cortana, it is also as helpful as any other digital assistant. Here is how you can delete it using these simple steps:

  1. Open your Microsoft account and go to Privacy Dashboard.
  2. Click on the options labeled as Voice and tap on Clear Activity.

All your voice activity will be deleted.


How to Download Movies and Shows from Hulu

Most of the people must be aware of what Hulu service is. Hulu is a live streaming TV service that provides over 65 channels that feature the most on-demand exclusive shows and movies along with its own original shows. you can customise your watchlist and personalize your profile easily. Before beginning with their services, you can sign up for a week of free trial and then switch to the subscription plan, if satisfied, for $55 per month which you can cancel anytime. At this price. At this price, you can stream shows and movies in two screens at a time. They also provide 50 hours of cloud DVR space that can be extended up to 200 hours. If you desire to add any other channel you can subscribe to their add ons.

You might have a good internet connection at your home but there will be times when you want to binge watch your favourite movies or shows but your network will ditch you at the odd time. To watch your favorites series or films without any internet connection, you can pre-download them on your device and binge watch anywhere anytime. But one backdrop is that every content is not available for download on Hulu. Check for a circular icon with the downward-facing arrow next to the episodes or movies, to know if they are available for download. Also, make sure that you watch your shows or movies within 30 days as it will get deleted from your watchlist automatically after that time period. And if you have already started watching them, make sure that you watch it within 2 days or else your download will expire automatically. However, you can re-download the episodes or movies for additional 30 days but we wouldn’t recommend that as it adds up to the process.

Downloading Method

You will require the Hulu app on the device on which you want to download the show. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Hulu app and find movies and TV shows that support download.
  2. Locate the circular and download Arrow icons and then click on it. It will begin downloading your file.
  3. Once your download is completed, go to the main page of Hulu and click on the download section at the task bar below.
  4. Here you will find all the files that have downloaded in a device.

Once you have finished watching your movies or shows, you can easily delete them by tapping on the trash can icon given at the bottom of the screen.


Pokémon Sword and Shield: How to Evolve Rockruff

Evolving a Pokémon is a very integral part of the game; it defines who you are as a trainer and definitely makes your Pokémon better at everything than it was before. For every trainer out there, who wants to evolve Rockruff into a Midday, Midnight, or Dusk Form Lycanroc in Pokémon Sword and Shield will find all the details they need here.

Pokémon has always had a dedicated player base, and this has led to the continuous flow of new material into the genre and game. The latest addition to the newest Pokémon game Sword and Shield is the DLC “The Isle of Armor”. This DLC brought back a lot of the old Pokémons even from the older generation to the much newer settings. One of such returning Pokémons is the Rockruff, which was earlier found in the Alola region. And much like other Pokémons, it can be evolved into three different forms. Those are the Midday, Midnight, and Dusk Form Lycanroc, and this guide covers how to evolve Rockruff into all of them.

As the name of the different forms already state, these new forms in Pokémon: Sword and Shield are based on different times of the day, and to achieve them, you will need to evolve these creatures at different times of the day. More specifically, Rockruff will evolve into a Midday Lycanroc if it reaches level 25 or above during the day, and it will evolve into Midnight Lycanroc if it reaches level 25 or above during the night. These were just like they sounded, but the tricky one is obtaining the Dusk form of Lycanroc. This is because the players need to be accurate and observant of everything and especially more precise with the Rockruff that they start with and when they evolve it.

What this means is that a player will need to have to obtain a Rockruff with Own Tempo and precisely evolve their Pokémon exactly between 7 to 8 pm to get a Dusk Lycanroc. What might throw all but especially veteran players off is that this timing is slightly off than the previous Pokémon game “Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon”. But this standard method explained, players need not get into the tedious routine. For trainers who really want to get a Dusk Form Lycanroc can simply bypass the whole evolution process if they so wish because this Pokémon can actually be found in Pokémon Sword and Shield raid battles.

Fans and players who plan to get their Dusk Lycanroc through this process rather than the standard one, are advised to keep on the lookout for a purple beam den near the Tower of Darkness, which is pretty much sure to happen if the player is going around playing in the Pokémon: The Isle of Armour DLC. This process is obviously not the same with the classic style that players have been following, but it sure is easier than catching an Own Tempo Rockruff in the wilds, given that the player is strong enough to win a raid battle.

Being able to get a Dusk Lycanroc is sure tempting as it is that much rarer than the other two, but Midnight Lycanroc and Midday Lycanroc are beautiful Pokémons in their own rights. But anyhow, after the player is done getting their hands on a Dusk Lycanroc, one can go about collecting and evolving all the different, old and new, Pokémons that the new DLC has brought in the game. For instance, evolutions that were not open before or were not available are not included in the game. For example, it is now possible to evolve a Galarian Slowpoke into a Slowbro in Pokémon Sword and Shield. And there are a lot of newer introductions to the game and a lot more for the player to go about and explore.


7 Best Sigma and Tamron Camera Lenses

Looking for a good quality and budget-friendly camera? Sigma and Tamron are the answers to your questions as they are the best lenses available in the market for the photographers, influencers, and vloggers. They have a wide range of products at good price and performance. Their latest and all-time best products are listed below.

Also Read: 9 Best Vlogging Cameras for YouTubers

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM

This is an ideal lens for APS-C cameras and they’re available for Pentax, Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras. Its wide-lens zoom to standard zoom lets you achieve a perfect shot and its aperture goes from F1.8 (maximum) to F16 (minimum). It can focus at the distance of 28cm/11.0 in and supports USB dock and MC-11. Its filter size is 72mm and it has 9 diaphragm blades. The SIGMA Optimization Pro software updates the lens firmware and adjusts focus and other parameters. It costs $620-$650 depending upon your camera.

Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD

Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD

It is a telephoto lens which has ultrasonic focus with 16-300m zoom focus. Its photo filter thread size is 67cm. Its maximum aperture is 3.5 f_stop and minimum aperture is 40. It provides clear and crisp pictures due to multiple coatings on the lens and vibration compensation. It costs $630.

Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM

Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM

It is well fit for Canon EF, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA, and Nikon F (FX) mounts. Its very versatile as it can click perfect landscapes, portraits, street and studio photography. Its HSM is paired with multi-coating and SLD glass. It also has SIGMA Optimisation Pro software and 9 diaphragm blades. It’s compatible with a USB dock. It has 0.4m and 15.7” focus. It costs $564-$900 depending on your camera type.

Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD

Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD

It supports Sony, Nikon and Canon cameras. Its photo filter thread size is 67cm and minimum to maximum focal length is 45cm. Its minimum to maximum aperture lies between 16-1.8mm. It is water resistance as well. It costs between $305 to $400 depending on your camera type.

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 Sports DG OS HSM

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 Sports DG OS HSM

It is best suitable for canon cameras. It has auto-focus in it. Its minimum and maximum focal length lies between 70mm to 200mm with sigma f/2.8 lens. It is ideal for wildlife and sports photography because its optics are the best in business at low price. It costs $1,149.

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX Digital SLR

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX Digital SLR

Its features include XLED, LD and eBAND coating that provides anti-reflection and minimum flare while clicking pictures. Its USD ring-type motor and two micro-computers allows you to click pictures at great speed and focus. It provides a high quality image and bokeh effect from any angle. It also provides full-time manual focus feature so that lenses are always in control. Its maximum to minimum focus length are 200-70 and aperture lies between 2.8mm-20. It comes with a six years warranty and retails for $990.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM

This is the perfect camera to click a high level artistic picture and also an ideal option for all varieties of photography and techniques. It also includes 9 blade rounded diaphragm, optical stabilisation (OS) and auto focus for better picture. It produces crisp and high-quality images. It’s dust and water-proof. It costs $1,051.


Camera Failed: Fix the Error on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung Galaxy smartphones and digital cameras are excellent when it comes to taking pictures. But, many times, users encountered issues or errors of camera failure. Most of the users are not knowing what exactly the camera failed means and how they can fix such problems when they occur. However, there may be several reasons why Camera failed issues arose, such as outdated apps of the third party, incomplete updates of firmware, and installation of SD cards, which the camera is not recognizing.

Fix the Camera Failed issues in the Samsung Galaxy Digital Camera

You can try below-given steps to fix the issue, but make sure that the battery is fully charged. Here are the steps:-

  • Restarting the camera

You can solve various issues only by restarting the software. You will need to hold the button indicating Power while pressing down it. It will turn off the camera, and then you can restart it.

  • Keep the camera in Safe mode

If your Samsung camera is working correctly in safe mode, then it means some apps belonging to the third part are causing problems or conflicting with the software of the device. You can remove the third party app to sort out the issue.

Note: You have to disable the feature of the Fast Power-On to boot the Camera into Safe mode. To disable it, move to Apps and then go to Settings. After going to Settings, search for Power option and then click on Fast Power-On option.

  • Clear app and app cache

Once you clear the app cache, restart your Samsung camera and check if the error is fixed.

  • Reformatting SD card

Before moving to reformat your SD card, you will need to transfer your files to your computer with the help of an SD card reader. Otherwise, reformatting will erase all the data that you have saved along with saved pictures. However, reformatting the SD card will solve the camera failed issue.

  • Update the firmware of the camera manually.

Updating the firmware often solves the problems you are facing with your software. However, before you initiate updating firmware manually, check your version of firmware against the available on by visiting the website of Samsung Support. If you have the latest update, then you don’t need to update your firmware.

  • Hard Resetting

Resetting will restore the settings of your camera in the factory settings. But, before you are moving to factory reset, make sure to back up all your saved items as the images, apps, and internal storage will be lost due to factory reset.

Ways to Fix the issue of  Camera Failed in  Cameras of Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

You can fix the issue by following the below-given steps such as:-

  • A simple restart can solve many issues, so restart your camera.
  • Check for the updates of your app and system as an out of date app or operating system can cause such issues.
  • Remove the third-party apps if your camera is working properly and then restart your phone.
  • Clear the storage data and the apps of the camera and then restart it to see if the problem has been fixed.
  • Removing and reinserting the microSD card can also solve the issues as the camera failed problems occurred when the camera often finds error in reading micro SD cards.


Share an App on Android: Here is How

We use several apps every day, which are making our life much more comfortable. More than 80 percent of users worldwide use various apps on their mobile devices to search for online services and products. These apps are not only helping the smartphone or Android users to grow their business but also getting them more and more customers. But what if you want to spread the benefits you are getting from these apps to your friends and loved ones. If you want to share your favorite apps with your family and friends, it is easy to do so with the URL of the app. You can share the apps on your PC, Android devices, and Mac with a web browser.

Sharing a Google Store App: Here is the Way

You can open the specific app in the Play Store of Google, which is the easiest way to share any app. you can share the apps in two simple ways. First, go to the Google Play Store and find the app you want to share. Second, the app is already installed on your device then go to the app store in the following way:-

  • First of all, click on the app while holding it.
  • Click on the option of App Info appearing in the context menu.
  • Click on the option of App Details while scrolling to the option of Store at the bottom.
  • Now, search for the specific app in the listing of the App Store that you wish to share.
  • Further, click on three dots appearing in the right corner at the top.
  • Now, click on the option of Share.
  • Here, the users can click on a contact or a specific app to send the URL’s link.

Share a Google Play Store App by Using a Browser

Sometimes, the users may have noticed that the information they are sharing is looking like a URL of a typical website. It seems so because it is actually a URL. Thus, the users can search for their favorite app while using a web browser on their computers.

  • First type, and click on it.
  • Now, tap on Apps
  • Further, tap on the option Search while typing the name of a specific app in the navigation bar.
  • Tap on the specific app.
  • Copy the URL in the web browser and paste it into an email, message, and send the specific app to your colleagues or friends or family.

Installing a Google Play Store App From the URL Link

It becomes easy to install the app after receiving its link shared by your friend. Moreover, you can install it either from the browser or from your mobile. However, the easiest way to install the specific app is your Android device. You can click on the Install option appearing on the Android device while opening the URL.

Installing an Android App from your Web Browser

The URL links will work even if you are working on any computer or are not with your device. It is easy to install the app on the Android device you have from the web browser. But, you are logged in the Google Play Store in your web browser, and then the app will be installed remotely to your Android device.

  • Open the URL link on the computer you are logged in.
  • Then,  the users will need to Sign in the Google Play Store if they are not.
  • Tap on the Sign In option appearing at the right side of the upper corner.
  • After entering your email address, tap on Next.
  • Now, tap on Next after setting a password.
  • After then, you will need to tap on the option of Install.
  • When asked to select a device for installing, you will need to choose the device and then click on Continue option.
  • After verification of your password, tap on the option Next.
  • Now, tap on Next after entering your authentic password.
  • Tap on Ok when the app is installed.


Create A Cast Shadow In Adobe Photoshop CC

You can add realistic shadows to captured photos with Adobe Photoshop CC.

It is not so easy to add cast shadows that appear realistic to the captured images in Photoshop. It is a difficult task to master, but the users can do it with some practice. You will need to select any object from the background to create the Shadow. After that, you have to move the selected object to a different layer.

Steps to Create a Cast Shadow In Adobe Photoshop CC

  • The users can start the process with the addition of a drop shadow. Further, they can use the tool Free Transform for adjusting it.
  • The users will need to choose the object by using the Lasso tool.
  • Then, choose the option Layer Via cut while right-clicking the selected object.
  • The users will need to go to the layers panel and search at the bottom.
  • After selecting the option Fx, click on it.
  • Then, select the option Drop Shadow and click on it.
  • Note: If you are not able to find out the layers panel, then go to Window and then click on Layer.
  • You will need to insert the specific settings and then click on Ok.
  • Settings to be entered are: Angle :180 degrees, Distance:69px and Size should be 5px.
  • Note: The users can also experiment with the given settings for adjusting the effect of Shadow.
  • Once you select the layer of the Shadow,go to Fx and click on it.
  • The Fx option will be seen beside the name of the layer.
  • Then, the users will need to select and click on the option Create layer appearing in the list.
  • To ignore the warning, you will need first to select and then click on Ok.
  • After selecting the layer of Shadow, go to the Edit option and click on it.
  • Now, you will be redirected to the option appearing as Free Transform, click on it.
  • While right-clicking the selected object, choose the option Distort and tap on it.
  • Start dragging the handles if you want to adjust the position of the selected Shadow.
  • While dragging the handles, you will need to press down the Enter key.
  • Now, you will need the right tap on the layer of Shadow.
  • Further, you will need to choose Duplicate Layer and tap on it.
  • Now, choose the option Ok and click on it.
  • When the copy layer of Shadow is selected, then you will need to go to Filter.
  • Choose Filter and click on it.
  • Clicking on Filter will redirect the users to the option Blur and then click on it.
  • Again, you will be redirected to the Gaussian Blur option and click on it.
  • You need to move the slider to the right side if you are willing to blur the visible edges of the selected Shadow.
  • After moving the slider to the right, choose, and then click on, Ok.
  • Now, the users will be required to select the copy layer of the Shadow and then choose the icon Add Layer Mask.
  • The users will further need to select the mask.
  • Now, choose the Gradient tool and select the white color to set it as foreground and black to Set it as the background color.
  • Start drawing a gradient of about one-fourth of the distance.
  • The distance should be from the bottom of the selected Shadow.
  • It should be to the top for fading the Shadow into the selected distance.
  • Select the Opacity option for adjusting the palette in the layer.
  • It will make the appearance of the Shadow more natural.

After completing the whole process, the users can save the images in the form of a PSD file.


Recon Expert: Everything to Know About The Rarest Skin in Fortnite

Fortnite can be almost deemed as a worldwide phenomenon right now. Eventually starting off as a different type of game, Fortnite reached the present fame it has when it delved into the “Battle Royal” category of games. Since then, Fortnite has been top trending in one platform or another due to its immense replay-able value. Many people still do not like the game probably because of the cartoonish outlook it has, but credit should be given where credit is due. Fortnite now has worldwide esports competitions worth millions of dollars and has almost turned the gaming industry on its head.

In games such as these, I mean battle royal ones, there are always in-game shops where you can buy skins for your characters or your guns and accessories, but sometimes, some of these gears reach a legendary status because of how rare they are. These objects become rare for a variety of reasons, like being available for sale for minimal time periods or they were available really early and are nowhere to be found now. The skin which is known as the “Recon Expert” was one such skin that reached the OG status in the game because of how rare it was.

So why was this skin so in demand and so rare? The “Recon Expert” was initially available in the Fortnite shop when the game originally launched in 2017. But because the game wasn’t so popular at that time, very few people bought it. It was on sale for 1200 V-bucks then. The skin had disappeared since and never seen again. The craze after this skin didn’t rise because of how it looked, but because of how rare it was. Every other Fortnite skin was offered in rotation but not this one. Eventually, it was turned into a badge proving its “OG” status in the game.

The recent uproar for the skin started again when Epic Games, due to the insane demand of the skin, introduced the skin in the shop with an updated version of it where you can remove the hat for the similar price that it was for originally, 1200 V-bucks. The catch however of this skin was that it was introduced without any prior announcements and the sudden rush almost crashed the server. Like any other skin, this one too is out there for a limited time period and is said to be taken out with the next shop reset. So if you want to get your hands on one, better get to it.


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